Number III from SR, for Webbed Hand's "Rain" series of ambient concept albums. Psychedelic, synaesthetic, it puts your mind in a very strange place. Play this while you sleep. This is a single CD-length (approx 74 minutes) track.
Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing.
Rain albums are intended to be played at low volume, as a background ambience.
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August 27, 2011
This is beautiful. Not to downgrade it with pop cultural references, but it feels like the Pirates of The Caribbean ride and the Tiki Room at Disneyland (Anaheim) when I was a kid. Further, not to get too sentimental, but it also made me think of what it would sound like to be WALL-E sitting quietly listening in his shack.
There's something unbearable about modern rational existence, and this takes me into a realm of unknown and beautiful rainy wonder.
May 1, 2006
The city waits, though its balconies are abandoned...
In Rain, we have not become absent
minded; our minds have simply become
engaged by the absence of anything
resembling the oft banal comforts of
normalcy. For here, the past, present
and future may jog alongside each
other, temporarily derailing us from
the constraints of a typically linear
frame of reference.
And so, we wont mind the unraveled
white bandages left by our invisible
guest, who sits comfortably on our
sofa, imbibing the heady merlot of
childhoods end. Nor the fact that
the steady drizzle outside never
deters the mechanical cadence of
the automated sheers, busy trimming
the stumpy remains of long barren
shrubs. And why should we? quips
Outside, a persistent rumble among
the clouds is counterpoint to a high
pale sun, which hangs defiantly like
an old promise, in the gauze of memorys
Wed ask why the birds seem a bit
confused by it all, but our questions
are easily forgotten, overcome by the
discordant and distant sounds of
a circus forever making its way
September 4, 2005
Rundum zu empfehlen
Eine wunderschÃ¶ne Klangwelt, in der es regnet und gewittert. Ambient, minimalistisch und rundum zu empfehlen.
March 6, 2005
This is a good relaxing piece, yet with great subtle soundscapes and lots of intricate details. Listen to this while relaxing like I did yesterday, lying on my bed and reading a novel :) Good stuff.
January 30, 2005
Very fine piece.
The introduction does not lie about bringing you into a strange place. Despite what they say about a low volume, wear headphones listening to this and you can hear all of the intricate layers of sounds that do shape a unique soundscape.
What also stands out about this release is the exceptional cover-artwork; though that is neglected by many in our community, I can appreciate the effort put into in and it's just as beautiful.
As with my other reviews, I rank it as to how well it achieves what it attempts, and this is definatly a 5.